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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Wed, Jan-30-2019, 07:43:36 PM   #1
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Default What wheels would you buy?

What wheels would you buy if you were going to buy a set for the street? Something that would fit stock without any body mods. Something that looked complimentary to the period (do not scream at you when looked at). I'm looking for a new set of wheels and the BMW ones I wanted may end up being tough to find (staggered stamped style 24). I'm not ready to start thinking about a set of polished 24s because if I go BMW then I want the stamped version. But if you could chose any set of aftermarket wheels that are generally available, what would you pick?
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Just picked up a set of 17" BBS LM's a few days ago from Japan, having Ehrlich Wheels refinish them and will roughly cost what a new set of style 24's would have.

I was in your boat and wanted the stamped as well and they weren't readily available. As for a simple off the shelf solution, I like the look of the TE:AL's that Bimmerworld offers and are marketed as forged
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Just picked up a set of 17" BBS LM's a few days ago from Japan, having Ehrlich Wheels refinish them and will roughly cost what a new set of style 24's would have.

I was in your boat and wanted the stamped as well and they weren't readily available. As for a simple off the shelf solution, I like the look of the TE:AL's that Bimmerworld offers and are marketed as forged
Yes, they are nice. Look like the BMW wheels on my previous E90 M3 comp. Not sure about fitment though.
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Default Re: What wheels would you buy?

For value, I like the Apex ARC8. Very light and strong. 17x9 flat face on my 99M3 for about 10 years and 18x9.5/10.5 concave for about 8 years. I recently bought 17x10 concave for the 99M3 but have not added flares yet to fit them.

Obviously consider offset and width and tire size if you want an easy fit but you know that. I think concave looks best.
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If you're interested in 18s, I have a set of 18x8 and 18x9 BBS RGR I would probably sell. I have 3 sets of wheels so I don't really need them.

BBS_RGR_001 by Nate Hassler, on Flickr

They look darker here because of brake dust but you get the idea.

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Yes, they are nice. Look like the BMW wheels on my previous E90 M3 comp. Not sure about fitment though.


Nate has a set of them on his, but honestly I would grab those RGRís


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planning to sell my 18" apex in the spring, I'm semi-local and could move up the time table if you were interested. Almost new pilot super sports.

They're near perfect - only selling to go to a 17" setup.

On the car - no spacers, some fender rolling.

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Or hold out for what you really want. I got lucky and found a set of stamped and staggerd style 24's locally for my estoril car (not for sale)

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The BimmerWorld wheels are also awesome, those are my "track" wheels (who am I kidding, I'm lazy and they have been on the car for the last 6 months) and they are a REALLY good value. You'll need to do a front spacer since the only sizes they offer are fairly high offset. This is my setup, 17x8.5 ET41 with 12mm spacer, lowered about I dunno, an inch and a half or something, -3.5 degrees front camber:

IMG_9380 by Nate Hassler, on Flickr

Not sure how they'd look on a stock car? Probably still really nice.
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